Stone is my most important medium. The attributes of stone motivate me to seek and appreciate the beauty that has evolved with time and natures forces. Whether marble, travertine, alabaster, agate, onyx, each piece has its own story to tell. Its hues, striations, translucence, brilliance- and faults- have history and mystery to unlock. While carving I listen to the stone and carve only enough to find, and unleash, its organic lines and its âvoice.â Im inspired by the point at which natures organic form meets the inorganic. I concentrate on the force and tension created between the two, and search for the line that is formed by their union.
In my sculpture, organic and inorganic form often conjure human emotion, human condition. Natures sea forms, shells and waves, suggest human form, depth, fluidity, texture, tone. Botanicals are sensuous with leaves and flowers that appear muscled and fleshy. Stems of flowers, such as orchids or lilies, stand tall, appear happy or courageous and proud, while other stems are viney or gnarled and appear desperate or defeated. All are similar to the ways in which the anatomy and musculature of the human body reflect its deepest feelings and emotion.
Terry Mollo exhibits claystone sculpture in the New York Hudson Valley Region and in New York City she has had several solo shows.
Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Office Suite, Solo exhibition. 2006. 800 Westchester Ave., Rye, NY
Art Students League of New York. NYC Student Gallery, May 2002. Honorable Mention
Bertoni Gallery. Juried Small Works Exhibition, 2000-2006. Sugar Loaf, NY. First Prize, 2002.
Garnerville Arts Center Annual Expo/Open Studio Show, 2001-8, Garnerville, NY
Hambletonian Fine Arts Show, 2001. Sugar Loaf, NY. Honorable Mention
Hopper House Art Center. Focus On the Figure, 2007. Nyack, NY
Hudson Valley Art Association 71st Annual Juried Exhibit, 2002, Newington-Cropsey, Hastings, NY
Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Summer Sculpture Exhibit. 2004 & 2005. Cornwall, NY
National Association of Women Artists, NAWA Gallery. November 2008. 80 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Norwood Artists Juried Show, 2004. Helen Hayes Hospital Gallery, Haverstraw, NY. Second Place.
NRAA 87th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, 2002. New Rochelle, NY. Honorable Mention, 2002.
Nyack ArtWalk, Birchwood Center. June 2007. IRINIRI, June 2008. Nyack, NY
Orange County Art Federation Annual Juried Show. Orange County, NY. First Prize, 2002.
First Prize, Sculpture & First Prize/Best in Show, 2004. Third Prize, Sculpture, 2006
Pomona Cultural Center. One-Woman Sculpture Exhibition, 2001. Pomona, NY
Port of Call Gallery, Hudson Valley Artists Show, 2002, Warwick, NY
Renaissance Fine Arts Gallery. Solo Exhibition, 2003. Orangeburg, NY.
Ridgewood (NJ) Art Institute, Annual Regional Open Jury Show, 2000 & 2001
Ringwood (NJ) Arts Association, Open Exhibition, 2000. Honorable Mention
Salmagundi Art Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY. 2007 & 2009.
SUNY/Orange. Middletown, NY. HVSS Group Exhibits. 2001 and 2005.
Upstream Gallery, Annual Juried Small Works Show, 2004 & 2006 Dobbs Ferry, NY
Washingtonville Art Society. Hudson Valley Bodyscapes Exhibit, 2004 - 2006. Washingtonville, NY ...
Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.
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